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Bobby Fischer World Chess Champion:
November 5, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A Study in Genius and Madness.
Bob Bruch, Expert Rated Chess Master and 25-year career as a Social Worker/Mental Health Therapist at VA Medical.
Bob Bruch will present the social history of Bobby Fischer, his chess history within an assessment of his recognizable mental health issues. Also included will be examination of the Cold War and Bobby Fischer’s route from hero to traitor, as well as an exhibited antisemite. Bob will follow Bobby Fischer’s calm and beautiful chess moves accompanied by his chaotic mind. He will represent his own, individual observations and opinions only. Host: Lorraine Jacobs
In-Person or Online
In-Person: In Max Otto Hall.
Online: Also available on our YouTube channel.
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